IBM System x and Blade Center
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IBM System servers offer proven hardware that drives real results for businesses of all sizes. These robust, high-performance systems deliver leading-edge technology based on recognized industry standards.

IBM system x: server support for unified communications

IBM and Cisco bring together voice over IP (VoIP), IP telephony, rich-media conferencing, contact center, virtual real-time collaboration and many other Unified Communications solutions and services to our joint clients. These solutions promote vastly improved collaboration between organizations, their employees and customers. The solutions can also provide significant cost savings and productivity benefits. Many of the solution components—such as Cisco Unified CallManager, Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise and Cisco Unified Presence Server—can be made available on high-performance IBM System x™ servers. Cisco maintains a current list of specific Unified Communications solutions that can be deployed on System x.

IBM System x servers offer pay-as-you-grow solutions designed to deliver exceptional availability, simplified manageability, outstanding performance and scalability. Companies across many industries have realized the benefits of installing Cisco Unified Communications applications on System x servers to build a solid foundation for a converged IP network.

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IBM BladeCenter: embedded hardware for network technology

Businesses deploy blade servers for data center simplification, consolidation and cost reduction. IBM and Cisco can help you meet these goals with the industry's broadest portfolio of networking solutions for IBM BladeCenter®, including Ethernet switching, Cisco InfiniBand and VFrame virtualization solutions.

IBM and Cisco offer networking solutions for IBM BladeCenter that can meet your data center needs today while helping to ensure investment protection for the future. Cisco's Ethernet switch modules for IBM BladeCenter can integrate with your existing infrastructure to provide consistent policy enforcement, simplifying network management and operations. Cisco's Infiniband switches and VFrame software can help you fully leverage BladeCenter H's 10GB high-speed midplane and enable rapid, policy-driven server, network and application deployment.

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